On the importance of knowing your genre

I haven’t written about the Sherrilyn
Kenyon v. Cassandra Clare lawsuit over Darkhunters v. Shadowhunters
, though
I did read the complaint.  I didn’t find
the copyright claims to make it past assertions of similarity in ideas, though
trademark is often trickier these days. 
As a geek, however, I was interested to see that one piece of
evidence for infringement was both parties’ use of a particular runic symbol (Darkhunters and  Shadowhunters)—in part because, in what I’m sure was complete coincidence, that
very symbol is now playing a key role on this season of Sleepy Hollow.  This
recap
says it’s also used in Twin
Peaks
(and by the Nazis, so there’s one segue taken care of).  Pretty good evidence that it’s a mystical
trope!

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